caprine herpesvirus-2-associated malignant catarrhal fever in white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus).a subacute disease presenting primarily as alopecia and weight loss occurred in 2 white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus) on farms in minnesota and in texas. a presumptive diagnosis of malignant catarrhal fever (mcf) was made on the basis of histological lesions. antibody against an epitope conserved among the mcf group viruses was detected in the serum of both deer. dna samples from the deer were subjected to a variety of pcr amplifications. alignment of the amplified sequences from the dise ...200312580295
rabies surveillance in the united states during 2007.summary: during 2007, 49 states and puerto rico reported 7,258 cases of rabies in animals and 1 case in a human to the cdc, representing a 4.6% increase from the 6,940 cases in animals and 3 cases in humans reported in 2006. approximately 93% of the cases were in wildlife, and 7% were in domestic animals. relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 2,659 raccoons (36.6%), 1,973 bats (27.2%), 1,478 skunks (20.4%), 489 foxes (6.7%), 274 cats (3.8%), 93 dogs (1.3%), and 57 ca ...200818795848
isolation of an adenovirus and an adeno-associated virus from goat kids with enteritis.a dairy goat operation in minnesota experienced a sudden, markedly increased mortality among its neonatal goats. approximately 60 of 130 kids (46%) died. the animals had diarrhea and dyspnea of 1-2 days duration before death. necropsy of 4 goat kids revealed marked, acute, catarrhal enteritis and fibrinous pleuropneumonia. mannheimia haemolytica was isolated from the lungs. basophilic inclusion bodies filling the entire nucleus were present in enterocytes of the ileum of 3 goats. adenoviral part ...200415460334
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